Trump’s flunkies demand 20 years in prison for humanitarian aid

❝ A United States federal court is weighing in on the case of volunteer Scott Warren, who is on trial and facing 20 years in prison on “smuggling” charges for aiding a pair of undocumented migrants in Arizona.

A member of the humanitarian group, No More Deaths, Warren was taken to trial Tuesday on three felony charges: two for allegedly harboring an immigrant couple and one for conspiring to transport them.

❝ The thirty-six-year-old man was arrested on Jan. 17, 2018 after Border Patrol agents set up surveillance around one of the organization’s humanitarian aid shelters in Ajo, Arizona.

❝ “It is life or death here. And a decision not to give somebody food or water could lead to that person dying,” Dr. Scott Warren said, adding that he has shared food, water, and shelter to dozens of people braving the deadly desert outside his home…

“It is scary to be intimidated like this and to be targeted but there really is no choice,” said Warren, who believes that the state may be expanding their definition of “harbor.”

State governments and the Feds are no strangers to arbitrarily changing definitions to suit the politics of the moment. With a thug in the White House who campaigned on illegal migrants being subhuman and criminal in the eyes of his supporters – anyone who offers life-preserving aid to folks in Southwestern deserts must be equally criminal.

This is what our government and the contemptible snobs who adore our fake president would have us be.

City of Columbus vs Trump

❝ A coalition of cities and individuals across America, represented by Democracy Forward, filed suit against President Trump and his Administration for intentionally and unconstitutionally sabotaging the Affordable Care Act (ACA), and increasing the cost of health coverage for American families. The President’s actions to undermine the ACA are not just detrimental to American families, they are a violation of the Constitution he swore to uphold.

The suit was filed on behalf of the cities of Columbus, Ohio, Baltimore, Maryland, Cincinnati, Ohio, and Chicago, Illinois, and citizens from Charlottesville, Virginia…

❝ The lawsuit seeks to hold the President accountable and force the Trump Administration to implement the law in good faith…

The suit was filed August 2 in the United States District Court for the District of Maryland.

Trump has no interest in aiding citizens’ need for affordable healthcare. That includes a greater-than-average number of fools who voted for him, support his attacks on human kindness.

Our government shutdowns are the GOP’s ‘Car 54 Where Are You?’

❝ You’re almost certainly too young to remember (or more likely have never heard of) a madcap television sitcom from the very early 1960s called Car 54 Where Are You? This wasn’t high-brow humor. Think Abbott and Costello in a police car and you’ll get the picture.

The most memorable part of the show by far was its opening theme song which talked about all of the things happening at the same time that were causing chaos for the New York City police: a holdup in the Bronx, Brooklyn broken out in fights, a traffic jam in Harlem, a scout troop missing a child and USSR leader Khrushchev about to to arrive at the airport…

❝ For the House and Senate GOP majorities and the Trump White House, the federal government shutdown situation that will occur this week with the fourth continuing resolution of fiscal 2018 set to expire at midnight on Thursday is the equivalent of that Car 54 theme song.

After four CRs, it should be safe to assume that Congress and President Trump has narrowed what needs to be decided to just a very few items. Instead, think about this sitcom-like chaos of everything that’s happening at the same time.

Click the link and view not only the bad news, but, the even worse handling of everything by this clown show that used to be a sort-of substantial portion of government decorum and accomplishment. As bad as the politics often were.